Thankfully it was dark when I ran the 10K at the Reggae Marathon last week in Negril, Jamaica. I know that sounds crazy but let me explain.
I sweat a lot when running. The temperature has nothing to do with it actually, I sweat in the cold winter temperatures in Canada just as much as in the summer. While it's a great way to loose weight quickly, it poses a special challenge in a race like Reggae Marathon where even at the 5:15 am start it is a comfortable mid-20's Celsius.
So there I was at about Mile 2 running along smoothly when I realized that the technical running shirt wasn't doing it's job. Court and Andrew in the photo above had the right idea. So not wanting to repeat the overheating issue from last year's Reggae Marathon, I went totally against the grain and took my shirt off!
For the next 3 1/2 miles I ran shirtless figuring that it was dark and that no one would notice. It worked. Thankfully there were no pictures...wait, I did hear one lady shout out, "nice pecs" or was that my imagination?
I remain humbled by the three Reggae Boyz above. Without me asking or prodding, they made the trek to Jamaica to participate in the Reggae Marathon. I will never be able to fully express how special you made it for my by coming down. Thank you so very much!
Reggae Marathon = Negril, Jamaica Beach Vacation + Run + Coconut Water + Cold Red Stripe Beer!
Until next time...